Monthly Archives: April 2018

Poem in Your Pocket Day!

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate by selecting a poem, taking it with you, and sharing it in schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem. If you haven’t yet, check out … Continue reading

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New art prints from the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Three new prints being added to the collection today have an interesting history, having made their way to the Harvard Museum of Natural History by a circuitous route. The artist, Rosalba M. Towne, painted the flowers and plants from the … Continue reading

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Next Not-So-Young Adult Book Group

The next meeting of the NSYA Book Group will be on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines. Here’s a descriptions from Goodreads: “It’s the … Continue reading

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QBG Reads… Dreadnought

Join us on Wednesday April 25th @ 7pm in the 4th floor Conference Room for a discussion of Dreadnought by by April Daniels! Grab a copy at the circulation desk if you haven’t yet!

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Friends of Robbins Library – Children’s Book Sale | Sat April 21

Mark your calendar! Saturday, April 21 is the Friends of the Robbins Library Annual Children’s Booksale! Come by the Robbins Library Community Room on Saturday, April 21 from  9am – 2pm. There will be craft activities! Books and media for … Continue reading

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Spring Reads 2018

Warm weather has been evading Massachusetts since Autumn. We’ve suffered through snow, icy rain, and strong winds when we should’ve been frolicking out in the green grass, enjoying the warm sunshine, and watching colorful flowers bloom. We’re going ahead and … Continue reading

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Robbins Library Book Discussion Group – 5/7

The Robbins Library Book Discussion Group will next meet on Monday May 7 at 7 pm in the Robbins Library Community Room. The group discusses “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson. New members are welcome. Book will be … Continue reading

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Change your view point! Arlington in historical photos

You are all by now probably familiar with the Digital Commonwealth repository where our digitized historical photos and postcards currently live.  Other historical material has been digitized, and we continue to add to this online historical trove.  A list of … Continue reading

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Donate your clean, sturdy reusable bags to support the ban

We’re inviting donations of clean, sturdy reusable bags in support of the Town’s plastic bag ban. For years, Robbins Library and Fox Library staff have accepted disposable plastic bags to give away as a convenience to patrons on rainy days … Continue reading

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NSYA Book Group Meets on 4/18

The Not-So-Young Adult Book Group will be meeting next week on Wednesday, April 18 at 7pm in the 4th floor conference room. We’ll be discussing Alexander Hamilton: Revolutionary by Martha Brockenbrough. Copies are still available at the front desk if … Continue reading

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